Bonamassa’s tour documentary part 4
Classic Rock is proud to premiere the final piece of Joe Bonamassa’s Tour De Force documentary – view part four of his “Bonamentary,” shot in London’s Royal Albert Hall, below.
The 35-minute movie details the culmination of the city tour that he undertook in March, revisiting venues in the capital which had helped make his name since he launched his career. The bluesman started in the Borderline then moved to the Shepherd’s Bush Empire and Hammersmith Apollo before winding up in the Albert Hall.
In the final installment he admits: “This was designed to be special for the fans. I’m probably the most exhausted person in the world, except for people who do endurance runs. It’s been a real challenge for me. It’s been a joy, but it’s been a challenge.”
His manager, Roy Weisman, recently explained how the idea was formed with producer Kevin Shirley: “We realised we’d booked these four great shows. We said, ‘Why don’t we can the idea of doing a studio record now Let’s use it as an opportunity for him to go back on his entire career and do a lot of songs he’d recorded but never played live.’ We thought his fans would love that.”
Each Tour De Force live show is available on 2DVD and Blu-ray, with a Collector’s Set featuring all four shows plus a hardback book, delivered in a box that looks like a Marshall amp. They’re on sale now via Provogue Records.
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